The great white pelican has white feathers with black wing tips. Its bill is yellow, blue, and pink with a small pink hook on the tip and a distinctive, elastic yellow pouch underneath.
The great white pelican lives, feeds, breeds, flies, and migrates in large flocks. When feeding, the flock surrounds schools of fish and forces them into shallow water, making the fish an easy catch. However, this feeding method was not part of the original created kind’s habit until after the Fall of man.
CLASS: Aves (birds)
ORDER: Pelecaniformes (pelicans, tropicbirds, cormorants, and relatives)
FAMILY: Pelecanidae (pelicans)
GENUS/SPECIES: Pelecanus onocrotalus
Size: Male 6 ft (1.8 m); female 4.5 ft (1.4 m);
average wingspan 10 ft (3 m)
Diet: Mainly fish
Habitat: Eastern Europe to Western Mongolia; Migrates to Northeast Africa and Iraq to Northern India